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  • August 13, 2020 – Pakistan, India and Indonesia prepare for Independence Day celebrations October 12, 2020
    Pakistan, India and Indonesia will be celebrating their Independence days on August 14, August 15 and August 17 respectively. Their respective governments have issued sets of guidelines ahead of the celebrations, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Pakistan Independence Day also known as “Yāum-e-Āzādi” in Urdu, is observed annually on August 14. It is declared as ...
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  • August 12, 2020 – India: Violence breaks out in Bengaluru over alleged Facebook Post October 12, 2020
    Violence broke out in East Bengaluru yesterday night. At least two people died in alleged police firing while 60 police officers including an Additional Commissioner of Police were injured. This incident took place after the nephew of a Congress party Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy posted an allegedly derogatory social ...
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  • August 10, 2020 – Indonesia: Protests scheduled against Omnibus Bill between August 14-16 October 12, 2020
    The Alliance for the Workers Movement (Gebrak) will protest between August 14 to August 16 demanding the cancellation of the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation. The alliance is made up of labor, farmer, student and women’s organisations. The protests are planned for three days at the House of Representatives (DPR). August 14 coincides with ...
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  • August 10, 2020 – Myanmar: Armed man robs a branch of CB bank October 12, 2020
    A gunman robbed a branch of Co-operative Bank in Pantanaw Township, Ayeyawady Region on August 7. The bank is located on the corner of Thiha Road and Anawrahta Road. The masked robber entered the bank at around 10:30 AM (local time) and stole around USD 8,832. He allegedly shot at the bank’s security guard. He ...
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  • August 10, 2020 – Indonesia: Mount Sinabung volcano erupts in North Sumatra October 12, 2020
    A large eruption occurred at Mount Sinabung, North Sumatra province on August 8, at around 01:58 AM (local time). According to the officials from the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), the eruption continued for an hour releasing an ash and smoke 2 kms (6,600 feet) above its crater. The resultant ashfall affected at least ...
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  • August 7, 2020 – Sri Lanka: Ruling Rajapaksa alliance secures landslide election win October 12, 2020
    Sri Lanka’s ruling party has recorded a landslide election victory and secured another five-year term in elections held on August 5. Final results show that incumbent Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) has won 145 seats of the 225 seats and received 59% of the vote. After forming a coalition with several ...
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  • August 5, 2020 – India: Tight security ahead of Ayodhya event October 12, 2020
    Officials have made tight security arrangements today in anticipation of the Hindu ceremony of laying the foundation stone at the Ram Janmabhoomi (birthplace of the god Ram) in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. They have the task of providing security to a large number of important dignitaries for the ceremony. Some of the expected important guests are ...
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  • July 27, 2020 – Countries in Asia prepare for Eid-ul-Adha amid the COVID-19 pandemic October 12, 2020
    Muslims worldwide, especially in South Asia and East Asia are preparing to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha.  It will be celebrated from 30 July to August 1 July this year. Eid-ul-Adha, the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is also known as Eid Qurban or Qurban Bayarami. It is the second of the two Islamic holidays ...
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  • July 16, 2020 – (Update) Timor Leste: Protests planned outside Presidential Palace October 12, 2020
    According to the UN Security, demonstrations are planned to be held in front of the President Palace in Dili tomorrow. Unconfirmed sources suggest that opposition parties including Fretilin, Khunto and People’s Liberation Party (PLP) are likely to stage protests demanding the President, Francisco Guterres, to step down. However, the police have refused authorization for the protest. ...
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  • July 16, 2020 – Timor Leste: Protests outside Presidential Palace in Dili October 12, 2020
    According to the UN Security, demonstrations are likely to be held in front of the President Palace in Dili tomorrow. Unconfirmed sources suggest that opposition parties including Fretelin and Khunto are likely to stage protests demanding the President, Francisco Guterres, to step down. The opposition alleges that   the President has committed unconstitutional acts like refusing ...
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